Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has delayed the auction for Next Generation Mobile Services (NGMS) spectrum (3G/4G) till May 24, 2017, on the request of telecom operators.
PTA had earlier announced to hold auction for NGMS spectrum (3G/4G) on May 16, 2017.
While speaking with ProPakistani, senior PTA officials revealed that all telecom operators have expressed extreme interest in the spectrum, particularly the Ufone. Operators sought more time on the plea that their Board meetings are underway and need approval for going to participate in the auction.
The official said that almost all operators including Zong, Telenor, Jazz and Ufone have approached for delaying the auction process.
PTA is expecting to generate more than the base price of $295 million.
PTA has revised the I’m and released new time lines and dates in the Information Memorandum (IM) for the auction of spectrum in the 1800 MHz range.